Sheriff's Reserves

The Wright County Sheriff's Reserve Unit, in partnership with the Sheriff's Office, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the citizens of Wright County. We support various community events such as carnivals, parades, city festivals, Wright County Fair, School Athletic Events, Shop with a Cop, ATV and Snowmobile Youth. Additionally, the Sheriff’s Reserves provides supplemental patrols supporting deputies and the citizens of Wright County.

A brief history

The WCSR has been around for over 45 years, providing supplement support to the Sheriff’s Office. We are a volunteer unit, providing over 4000 hours annually to the community of Wright County. We have a command structure to include a Captain, Lieutenant, and Sergeants. We can have up to 35 total members. We have 5 squads dedicated and marked for reserve use.


All new members go through a Field Training program focus on preparing him or her for the activities performed by the reserve unit. This includes squad operations, radio use, proper use of Sheriff Office equipment, scene safety and traffic control. Additionally, each member receives annual training on self-defense and first aid.

Additional training:

  1. ATV
  2. Snowmobile
  3. Boat and PWC
  4. Firearms Safety
  5. Search and Rescue
  6. Crime Scene Protection

 Membership Requirements

Meetings are held in the Wright County Law Enforcement Center, Conference Room, #2021 at 7 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the Month. Candidates must be a US citizen, at least 18 years of age, possess a Valid Minnesota Driver’s License and submit to a criminal background check. Members are expected to commit 12 hours per month on the average.

Why Be a member:

As a member of the reserves, you have an opportunity to have a positive impact the citizens of Wright County while working with the men and women of the law enforcement community.

 Fill out an application today.

Submit applications via to Sherriff's Reserves or mail them to 3800 Braddock Ave NE  Buffalo, MN 55313.

Upcoming Events:

In collaboration with the Sheriff's office and our community, the WSCR team supported over 65 events in 2023.  We are part of a variety of events, including city celebrations, parades, graduations, rodeos, demo derbies, the Wright County Fair and more. Coming up this fall/winter season, the Sheriff's Reserves focus on school athletic events, ATV/snowmobile training and squad patrols throughout Wright County. 

We are actively taking applications for additional team members who have a passion for supporting their community and align with the Sheriff's office guiding principles of integrity, professionalism, caring and fairness.  

WCSR team is looking forward to seeing many of you at upcoming events.